|Jane Fleishman 29april2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Jane Fleishman gave a compelling interview about her life beginning with her childhood in Long Beach, New York. Jane grew up in a Jewish neighborhood, surrounded by her immediate and extended family and living near the beach. She recalls having a wonderful childhood and being surrounded by Jewishness (which included going to Hebrew school) but not really knowing that this was not necessarily how the majority of Americans grew up...
Keywords: Marriage; Wife; Love; Family; Grandparents; New York; Beach; Water; Children; Education; Hebrew; School; Challah; Tradition; Socialist; Middle East; Peace; Woman; Jewish; Bimah; Ketubah; Lesbian; Gay Activism; Daughter; Son
|Ilene Gelbaum 8oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)|
Ilene Gelbaum is a retired midwife who now lives in California. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, then went to Mt. Sinai’s nursing school. Ilene grew up going to Folkshule (Yiddish elementary school) and her grandparents spoke Yiddish and Russian. Ilene and her husband met when she was 14 and he was 16 because they went to the same high school. They married when she was 18 – they eloped in Jersey City! They never told their parents that they eloped, even after their full Jewish wedding a ...
Keywords: Russian grandparents; New York; Russian; Yiddish; yiddish school teacher; jewish neighborhood; bubbes; grandmothers; grandparents; Hebrew and Yiddish; American Jewish vernacular; future generations losing Yiddishkeyt; meeting husband; Hebrew High School; elope; Jewish wedding; Sri Lanka; PeaceCorps; miracle rice; malaria clinic; midwife quarters; delivering neighbor's child; khanukah; chanukah; Jewish community in India; Dutch synagogue; Mount Sinai; new birth clinic; midwife; California; children; motherhood; bubbe; grandparenting; jewish heritage; geneology; grandchildren; Argentina; finding family; Rosita; Jewish matriarch; family photographs; Yiddish today; multiculturalism; God; Iceland; traveling to Iceland to meet family she worked for as midwife; married life; finding a mate; when to have a baby; Judaism over lifetime; mohel; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
|Yehudi Wyner 14June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)|
Yehudi Wyner was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on June 14, 2011 in Medford, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Yehudi Wyner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, June 14, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/YehudiWyner14june2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; song; singing; Music; Coming back to Yiddish; Eastern Europe; Poetry; music composition; grandparents; Leo Low; Sidor Belarsky; Robert Russell Bennett; Ada Louise Huxtable; Lazar Weiner; World's Fair; yiddishist; hebreist; Bach Aria Group; Bach; Bianca Sauler; Haim Zalman Dimitrovsky; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture